Friday, January 16, 2009
Ought Implies Kant
Joel Marks, friend, emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Haven, Yale Bioethics Center member and Yale Technology & Ethics study group participant, has a new book "Ought Implies Kant: A Reply to the Consequentialist Critique," (Lexington Books). In the book Joel provides an original defense of the ethical theory of Immanuel Kant and develops an extension of that theory's account of moral duty to include direct duties to nonhuman animals. Check it out.